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VOL. IX.--NO. 36.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1879.
WHOLE NO. 452.
Alvin acndkra. lT. S. Senator. Omaha.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Pkaxk Welcu, Rf preoentatlve.Korfolk.
ila (Jarbkr, Governor, Lincoln.
Hruno Tzchuek Secretary of State.
J. K. Yeton, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. McRride., Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Roberts, Attorney-General.
". It. Thonip-on, Supt. Public Ins'ruc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary.
cbiStl' 1rl8on iP"t"-
Dr.. I. O. Darl. Prison Physician.
H. P. MAthewson, Sunt. Insane Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
George n. Lake, Associate .Iud"Ci.
. Maxwell, Associate .niici.
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
. VT. Post, .Tudc. York.
M. R. Rece, District Attorney, AVahoo
E. V. Arnold. Register, Grand Inland.
Wm. Anyaii, Receiver, Grand Island.
J. G. Hirsiii", County J mice
John Suufler. County Clerk.
V. K u tinner. Treasurer.
Rrnj. pMtnan, Sheriff.
It. L. Ro-.niter, Surveyor.
It. II. Henry. 1
Win. IMoedorn CountvCommissIo
John Walker, J
Dr. a. IMntz. Coroner.
S. L. Barrett. Supt. of Schools.
Charles Wake, Constable.
A. Speico, Mavor.
Jtlin M'lir.nm, Clerk.
John J. Kicklv, Marshal.
.1. W. Earlr, TroiMirer.
S. S. McAliistcr. Police .Tml-e.
J. G. Ueutson, Engineer.
1st II "oid J. E. North,
2" Ward E. C. Kiivannugh.
C. E. Morse.
E. J. linker,
E. A. Gerrnrd.
;iiiinituN po-i omo.
sn on Sumlav tr in 11 a.m. to 12 m.
and from !: to ; v. i. Ruinkh
hour except Sunday a m to r r. m.
tii in iil olc at l"l:2l a. m.
V-tern mails close at 4:2(p.m.
.Miil leav' Columbus for Madi-on and
XrloIk. on Tueid.is, Thurdays and
Saturday. 7 a m. "Arrive Monday,
"Wclnrdys. and Fridays. 3 p. m.
r".r Mnrof," Genoa. Waterville and Al
bion, dailr except Sunday C A. M. Ar- i
rive, ame, 6 P.M.
For Summit. IMv-se and Crete. Mon
day and Thursday. 1 A. M. Arrives
Wsdnesdav, and Saturdays. 7 P. M.
For IlifilexillV. OsceoU and York, Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday, 1 p. M.
Arrive t 12 M.
rr Wiir. Farral and Rattle Creek.
Mondavi and Wednesdav , ft A. M. Ar
rives Tucsd.iv and Fridajsat lir.M.
For Shell Cri-ok, Xcbo. Crouton aud
Stanton, on Monday" at "A.M. Ar
rlvos Tucsdiv s rt p."m.
For David City. Tuesday, Tlmr-divs
hhiI Saturdav, 1 p. m Arrive, at 12
I . I. Time Tulile.
Kmieraiit, No.C. leaves at 0:25 a. m.
PaKene'r, 4, " " ll:Wa. m.
Fr.isht, " 3. " " . 2:15 p. in.
I r-isht. ' 10. " "... 4:30 a. in.
Kreixbt. No. ft, leave at 2:0(1 p. m.
lU-konc'r, " 3, " " 4:27 p.m.
Freiuht. " !'. ' " 0:Xp.m.
KiiiiTant. T. " "- l:S0a. in.
Kvc. v dav except Saturday the three
llMf. lendihr t. Chicniro connect nith
' P. train at Omaha: On Saturday
,L.r vvin l... but one train a dav. a
shwwn bv the following schedule
C. ,v X. W. I Tth
C. P..&Q. ) nth
C. R. 1.& P.l 2lst
C.ll..tQ. 1 ..tli
C. R.I. ,V P.V 12th
c.t x.w. mu
.".tli and 20th.
C, It. I. .v. P.) 2d and 23d.
X. W. sitiianuotitn.
C. It. A- O
r.. ii. a o. J .tn anu -mu
( .. R. I. .v PA 14th
I. A X. W. ) 21st
Farni for Sale.
fSK HUNDRED and sixty, DOCTOR BONESTEEL,
V J acres f excellent farm land in Rut-
lr County, near Ration P. O.. about J ft. s. KXA"tBI.I."V SIJICGEO.",
tui-diNtaut from three County Seats
David City, Columbus and s-ehuyler; ' coi.UMr.rs, : NEKKASKA.
CO acre- under cultivation; 5 acre of.
tree, maple, cot ton wood, Ac: good I ( FFICE HOI R?. 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
frame hou-e. grauarv. -table, shed. Ac , J 4 p. in., and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
GowUtmk range, convenient to water. . Nebraska Avenue, three door north of
The place is for sale or exchange for E. J. Raker's grain office. Residence,
proper! v thoue and a few acres) near corner Wyoinin and Walnut streets,
Columbus. Inquire at the .Iocknal uorth Columbus, Nebr. Xl.t
office, or address the undersigned at I
Patron P.O. -103
iM ic.ti i:ks:
TIE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
I" low price- of your product dU-
follo'w farmer, w here vou can tint! good
accommodations cheap, tor hay for
team for one night and day, 25 cts. A
room furnt-hed with a cook tove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Thoe wUhing can be arcomnio
dated at the houc of the undersigned
at the following rate: Meal 25 cents;
beds 10 cents. .T. R. SENECAL.
i mile east of Gerrard's Corral.
iFormerly Pacific House.
This popular house has been newly
. Refitted and Famished.
Meals. . .
Day Hoard per week.
Heard and Lodging,
5 and ?G.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
nection. H ATI H FA TIOX GUAItAXTEED.
JjfWWis not easily earned in these
"JC times, but it can be made
vD I I I in three months by any one
of either sex. in any part of
the couutrv who i willing to work
Headilr at" the employment that we
furnish. ?t6 per wock in your own
tewa. You need not be away from
home over night. You can give your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. We have agents who
are making over ?20 per day. All who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the prcseut time money cannot be made
so easily and rapidly at any other busi
nos. It cots nothing to try the busi
ness. Tcrmsand$5 Outfit free. Address
at once, H. Hli.tt & Co., Portland,
ir. jr. s. .iicAi-i.isri:R,
SURGEON AND MEDICINAL DEX
tist. Office on 12th et., three doors
cast of Sehilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus. Neb. Photograph Rooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
ARPENTER. JOINER AND CON
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to the many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
W. .A. OLAJRK
Mlll-Wrii ill Engineer,
COLUMBUS, NEB. 402-12
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
5TFor oe vear a RESIDENT PRY
SICIAX to the NEW YORK CITY
HOSPITALS, Illai-kwuIPs Iland, N.Y.
Office on 1 Hh St., next to the Journal.
Mileage 50 cts. Mediriues furnished.
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the be-t manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in anv other tow u. Work
left with Saml. Gasi, Coluinhu. on lltli
street, one dor east of I. Gluek's store,
or with 3Ir. Wcienfluh at Jackon. w ill
be promptly attended to. 41..
NKlJsON MILI.KTT. ItYItON MILLKTT,
Justice of the Peace and
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. It. They u ill give
close attention to all business entru-tcd
to them. 243.
RYAN & DEGAN,
rpWO doors east .f D. Ryan' Hotel
X on Ulli trot't, Keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything Usually kept at a llrst
clas bar." 411 X
FOR SALE OR TRADE !
MARES i COLTS,
Horses or Oxen,
SAIII.i: I0I1-:.S, wild or broke,
at the Corral of
429 GERHARD ZE1GLER.
D0LAND & SMITH,
Wholcsalo and Retail,
VTEItRASKA AYE., opposite Citv
i Hall, Columbus. Nebr. laTLow
prices and lint' pood. Prescription
and familx recipes a specialty. 417
JOHN IIURER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leae Cdumbu everyday except Sun
day at U .I'clock, sharp, p.issiup tliroimh
Monroe, Genoa, Wat.TilIe, and to Al
I ion The hack will call at cithct of
the Hotels tor passenger if orders are
left at the pot-otlicc. Rates reason
able, $2 to Albion. 222.lv
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER & KNOBEL, Prop's.
TrKKP OX HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and smoked pork and beef;
aUo fr--b.lh. Make sausage a pec-
ialt . Tltemember the place. Llov-
( iMltll St.
one door west of D. Ryan's
OictrieltV Jlat .llsirltrl.
lYatvhinston Atc, nrarljr opi(isitp Court House.
OWING TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low. low down for cash.
Iet steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roat, " Sc.
Roil. " ... 0e.
Two cent a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to goad responsible parties only. 207.
M KS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
3 Poors Wext of Sllllman Prn? Storp.
-l"- ? l"-" fancy sew Ing of any dc
Dresses and shirts cut and made to
Z5T PRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Give me a call and try my work.
NDERTAKER, KEEPS ON HAND
readv-made anu .Metallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frame. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Black Wal
F1. "W. OTT,
All kinds of
Boot, Stationer-, Candy and Cigar.
ONE DOOH NORTH OF TOST -OFFICE.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Storcon Olive St., near the old Post-ojfice
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
lr. E. I.. SIGGirVS,
Physician and Surgeon.
at all hours
Dont You Ilct,"
For if you do you will lose money by
purehaiiiiir an" expensive Wind 3Iils.
when ytm can buy one of J. O. Shannon
for about one-haif the money that any
other" costs. Call O" J. O. Shannon, on
lltli street, opposite Mahlnn Clnther's
Store. Columbus, Neb. 411-13
TTE.BY G. CAREW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar: will give prompt attention to -ill
business entrusted to him in this and
adjoining counties. Collections made.
Office one door eat of Schilz" shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Structs. Sprieht
Deut-h. Paile Francais. 418-tf
COLUMBUS BRICK YARD,
(One mile west of Columbus.)
THOMAS FLYNN & SON, Tropr's.
GOOD, HARD-BURNT BRICK
Always on Hand in
QUANTITIES to suit PURCHASERS
Is prepared to do all kinds of black
smithing in a workmanlike manner, and
will guarantee to give satisfaction. He
HORSE -SHOEING A SPECIALTY,
anil in this branch of the trade will ac
knowledge no peer. Persons having
lame horses from bad shoeing will do
well to bring them to him. He only asks
for a trial. All kinds of repairing done
to order. 440..'iin
2ed asi Thlte,
SAML. G ASS'S,
Eb rnth Strret.
LUERS & SCHREIBEB
Shikiith asi Wagon Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies. Ac., &c
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebr.ska. .152
J. C. ELLIOTT,
AGENT FOR TUB
STOVER WIND MILL
20 OSCILLATING FEED MILL,
And All Kinds of Pnmps
Challenge Wind and Feed Mills,
Combined Shelter and Grinder,
Jl alt JI ills, Horse Powers,
Corn Shelters and
rumps Repaired ou Short Notice,
Farmer, come and examine our mill.
You will lind one erected on the premises
of the Hammond Houfce, in good running
COLl' .11 U V s
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEIIAX, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign 'Wines, Liquors
SCOTCH AND ENGLISH ALES.
iSTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
BY THE CASE, CAN OH DISH,
11th Street, South of Depot,
) DEALER IN(
Grain, Produce, Etc.
Gool Goofls anfl Fair Dealing.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Bta.
North of PonndtT 36T
Y7 &fg,jt gArJ3
WHEN ELIHU CAME HOME.
All her life lonjr Sara Holmes had
had a romance. Il began and end
ed with these words: ""When Elihti
comes home." And though she was
but nineteen years old at the time
of which I write, it seemed to her
on the evening of that burning July
day, as she sat in her bedroom and
looked out upon the moonlight fields
that she had been living one or two
centuries in this world, and all the
time dreaming golden dreams of
Elihu, only to lind them shivered
into atoms at the last.
For Elihu had come. And the
time and the manner of his coming
were so unlookcd for and so unex
pected to her, as well as to every
body else that the girl sat there in
the moonlight saying to herself,
"He is here. I need never watch or
wait for him again. In the next
chamber to mine he is sleeping
thai is if he can sleep, poor Elihu!"
The earliest stones she could re
member hud been told to her by her
mother about "Cousin Elihu" and
(he enormous fortune he had made
"down South,"" at a time when for
tunes could yet be nnidc in that un
happy bind. She had heard fabu
lous tales of the palace in which lie
lived, of the negro slaves who flew
to do his bidding, of the beautiful
carriages and horses that bore him
from place to place, and of the jew
els, the silks, satins and velvets that
fortunate woman would possess who
would one day become Elihu's bride.
Other girls had heard these stories
also, and the belle of the school at
Homesdale olten said that, when she
was sixteen, she should "go travel
ing," and find her way down south,
and "set her cap" for Elihu Holmes.
That the result would follow for
which she looked, no girl among
them at all doubled, for even "the
master's'" stern face softened and
smiled upon liosntina Meadows,
when she shook back her golden
curls and lilted her large blue eyes,
wiili a blush, to his.
Poor Ilosanna! Sara leaned her
cheek on her hand, and looked over
the hill-top toward the village grave
yard, where the village beauty was
now lying, with her blue eyes clos
ed, her golden ringlets smoothed
back from her white brow, and her
hands clasped in an unearthly quiet
on her breast. Elihu had never
known how her girlish heart went
out toward him. And now Elihu
had come home!
As Sara Holmes grew up, and de
veloped from the tall angular girl
into the queenly self-possessed
young woman, the thought would
sometimes occur to her, as she stood
before the mirror braiding her dark
hair, "If he should come bac'-c, would
he think me pretty, now that Ko
sanna is gone?" The broad, low
brow, the oval cheeks and dimpled
chin answered; the healthful color,
the deep, dark eyes, the sudden,
bright, bewildering ti.ie, said,
"Yes." For hers was now a higher
beauty than llosaniia's pink-and-white
loveliness id ever been, and
the treasures of her mind and heart
might well have won an older and
wiser man to love her long before
Elihti came home.
And now she drew a long breath
and set herself to recall all the inci
dents of that sudden and startling
Tea was over the milk was
strained and they were all sitting
on the front piazza, under the shade
of the maples and locusts, while her
father read bits from the weekly
paper aloud. Her step-mother was
knitting; her sister Grace was lin
ing a hat, and her brother Len was
whittling out a toy boat from a bit
of wood, while 6he, Sara, sat beside
him and held his tools as he needed
them, and lost herself in a reverie
about our hero in the south.
A carriage drove up the village
road and halted at their gate. The
driver descended to his seat and
beckoned to her father, who hur
ried down to the gate to meet him.
After talking for some time togeth
er, a small trunk was lilted down
and left beside the gate. Then the
carriage-door was opened and a tall
figure descended, and, directly af
ter, Ben, who had followed his
father in a fit of boyish curiosity,
galloped back with distended eyes,
whispering loudly :
"Mother girls! Cousin Elihu
has come! And he has lost every
cent of his property down south! I
heard the driver tell lather so! And
they have sent him oflf here, alone,
because, they thought he was going
to be sick ; and there he is. you see,
leaning on rather and the driver,
and he can't but just walk. Isn't it
a blamed shame of these southern
ers?" "Mercy! exclaimed Ben's step
mother, rising, as they all rose, when
the tall, slender figure approached.
Sara looked up with her heart iu
her eyes, to greet her hero no less
a hero to her for the pitiful history
of loss and ruiu that she had just
Ho was a tall, uprighl, elegant
looking man, witli a fair complexion
large, melancholy blue eyes, a long
straight nose, drooping eyebrows,
fine lips, and firmiy-rottnded chin,
that somewhat counteracted the
listless sadness of the face. His hair
was turning gray, and the heavy,
golden-brown moustache had one or
two threads of silver, but with that
exception he wore no look of age.
Elihu was well but plainly dressed
in a traveling suit of gray. He le
inoved his hat as he drew near the
ladies', with a courteous grace; but
he looked iu vain for the warm wel
come from the second Mrs. Holmes
and her daughter Grace that he
would have received from his own
cousin had she been alive.
Mrs. Holmes bowed to him cold
ly though civilly; and Grace, angry
with him and with herself for the
sudden collapsing of sundry ambi
tious hopes which she had never
confided to anyone except her moth
er, swept him her latest dancing
school courtesy, and affected not to
see the hand he held out.
Elihu colored slightly, and turned
to Sara, whose large dark eyes were
fixed with a look of tender pity
upon his refined and melancholy
"You have a face that I ought to
know," he said to her, gently. You
are my cousin's child, dear Sara! I
hoped she would be here to meet
me when I came home at last."
Sara's heart was already full, and
this reference to her dead mother
caused her tears to oveiilow.
"Dear Cousin Elihu," said she,
taking his hand in both hers, "my
mother remembered and loved you
to the last day of her life. She
would have been glad indeed to see
you here once more; I am glad, too.
All my life long I have looked for
ward to your coming."'
"But you did not expect lo see me
return so poor," said Elihu, sighing.
"Poor or rich, it matters little,"
replied Sara fervently. "You are
here at home once more, and that is
enough to make us all rejoice."
"Aye," said Elihu, looking from
her beaming countenance to the cold
faces of the rest. "I should have
been glad to bring gold enough to
make me welcome. But what has
happened has happened, and I do
not wish to complain. Cousin
Joshua, for my cousin's sake of the
old times when you and I were boys
together, I suppose you will let me
stay at the old homestead for a few
"Eh? Oh, to be sure! Stay and
welcome," stammered the farmer,
who feeling the eyes of his wife and
his daughter Sain fixed upon him,
was like a man between two fires.
So it was settled, and Sara flew
about like a good fairy to prepare
supper for the wanderer, and after
ward, to set in order his room and
bed. At nine o'clock he retired, uid
then the storm burst forth.
The second Mrs. Holmes inquired
shrilly, if their house was to be
liniicd into a "poor farm," and made
the abiding place of every shiftless
creature who had wasted his sub
stance in riotous living among
"those negroes" only to come, at
the last, without a penny in his
pocket, to be supported by those
who had the misfortune to be related
to him in a distant way.
Mr. Holmes said, meekly, that "it
wasn't likely Elihu would want to
stay long, and that as he had once
redeemed the farm, which was
heavily mortgaged with his own
money, and given a deed of the
place to his first wife, he didn't very
well see how he could refuse him
shelter there if he claimed it"lor
a time, at least," he added, nervous
ly seeing his wife's black eyebrows
knitting together in a way he had
learned to dread.
Grace upheld her mother in all
her denunciations; though Sara
thought, privately, that it would
have been more delicate had she
kept silence, since as the daughter
as Mrs. Holmes by a former mar
riage, she could not be supposed to
have any great interest, pecuniary
or otherwise, in the disposition of
the homestead farm.
As for Ben, like most boys of
thirteen, he was on the side of right
against might, and he did not scru
ple to say that, for his part, he hop
ed Cousin Elihu would stay there
forever, and that he was sure, if he
had redeemed the farm, that he had
a perfect right to do so. His sister
Sara could have kissed him for the
answer, but she kept silence.
The days went on. By every art
that a mean and paltry spirit could
invent, Mrs. Holmes the second
showed plainly to Elihu how un
welcome he was beneath her roof
tree. As for Grace, she simply ig
nored him. And, Mr. Holmes,
though he would gladly have been
both grateful and kind, was so tam
ed by nightly curtain lectures, hours
long, that he dared not show the
ruined man uny attention, and only
looked at him wistfully now and
then, as if wondering when he would
Elihu's plate, knife and fork were
placed upon the table at every meal
it is true. He tared as the rest far
ed, and hid room and bed were the
best in the house.
But this was Sara's doing. To
her and to Ben, he owed each mo
ment of happiness which he enjoyed
in the old house. The sister and
her young brother were always glad
to be with him, but the other in
mates of the house looked over and
around him, and even when he ate
of their bread and drank of their
cup, seemed as if they knew him
not. Sara's proud spirit blazed up
for his sake at a thousand pretty in
sults and affronts each day. She
wondered privately to herself, and
aloud to Ben, how Cousin Elihu,
with the memory of his past wealth
and grandeur fresh in his mind,
could endure it! Nor was she sur
prised when, one pleasant evening
just four weeks after his arrival
Elihu told her he must go.
"I cannot blame you, so shame
fully have you been treated," she
said while her heart sank down in
her breast, like a stone sinking into
the depths of the tiny lake on whose
banks they sit. "Bui where will
you go, Cousin E'iliu? What will
you do? You were ill when you
came here, and thanks to their uu
kindness, you are not yet well and
strong enough to care for yourself.
O, it is a shame a shame!" she
broke out again. "And if you had
come rich as I hey expected, every
one of them would have been at
your leet !"
Cousin Elihu smiled the smile that
always btighlcned her melancholy
face, till in her eyes it was the nob
lest, handsomest face on earth.
""Sever mind them, Sara," said he ;
"you and Ben have been so good to
me that I have scarcely noticed the
rest. So good that"
He paused and looked at her.
"Sara, when I am gone, shall you
The tears rose to her eyes.
"O, how can you ask? You know,
Elihu, that when you go I shall
think of you among strangers, poor,
perhaps ill, perhaps dying "
She hid her face in her hands and
Elihu waited until her grief had
exhausted itself and then took her
" What you say is all very true,
Sara. I am not lit to go out in the
world alone. Will you go with me?
Y'ou have a good home here.
I know, but if I have vou to work
for, I will soon give you a better
one. And by and-by Ben can come
to us,and we will make a man of him.
Will you be my wife, Sara?"
She looked at him withal the sol
emn fervor of a woman's love shin
ing iu her.
"If you will take me, Elihu, and
let me care for you, 1 shall be the
happiest creature on earth. From
the moment when I saw you come
iu at the farm-gate, from the mo
ment when I knew that your for
tune was gone, and that you were
ill and alone iu the world, I have
prayed that you might love me. I
don't care where our home is or
what it is, so that we share it to
gether. I can be happier with yon
iu a log-hut than I could be with
anyone else iu a palace; tor you
need me, Elihu, and I I have
thought and dreamed of you, and, I
really believe, loved you from the
day when my mother first told me
about you, when I was sitting at her
So they were betrothed, and, after
a slorni at the farm-house when her
decision was first made known, Sara
followed the fortunes of her lover
to a distant city where they were
Ben went with her as her protector
and "best man." Her lather kisst d
her and cried over her, as he bade
farewell, and put a pocketbook con
taining five hundred dollars into
her hand for the wedding portion.
"I can't go with you to give you
away, my dear, and I can't let you
be married here," said the poor
man. "I shall never hear the last
of it if I do; and I'm getting old
now, and I want peace and quiet iu
my own home. But God bless you,
Sara, and jour husband that is to
be. Poor Elihu! Your mother loved
him dearly, and 1 don't know a fault
he has iu the world, except that he
So strengthened by her father's
approval and blessing, Sara ap
proached the alter to consecrate her
lite to the hero of her dreams.
The ceremony,over they they drove
to a first-class hotel, and at breakfast
Elihu laid a package before her, aud
a casket by the side of her plate.
"3Iy first present to my wife,"
suid he. "As for you, Ben "
A cry of delight from Ben made
his sister turn round to look at him.
The boy was glorious in a gold
hunting-watch and chain.
"Open your casket, love," said her
She obeyed and a river of light
seemed to flash upon her from the
diamonds within. At the same mo
ment her husband broke the seal
of the package, and showed her a
bank-book inscribed with her name.
"Ten thousand dollars are deposit
ed there, subject to your order,"
said Elihu, carelessly.
"Ten thousand dollars! and the
watch and the diamonds!" gasped
Sara, turning pale. "What can it
all mean I"
"I know" broke in Ben, with a
joyous laugh. "Cousin Elihu has
only been pretending to be poor all
this time. Nicely sold all those
people at the farm will be!"
Sara turned to her husband. He
smiled, and drew her closely to his
breast. From that happy day not n
wish of hers or Ben's has been un
gratified. And all the romance ot
her lite began instead of ending (as
she for a time had supposed) "when
Elihu came home."
Ilpthcri:t unci ll Treat men t.
Diptheria is a disease which
spiings from the growth of a real
fungus on some of the mucous sur
faces of the system, more generally
of tlie throat. It may be surfaces ot
a diseased with those of a healty
person, as in kissing, and is to a
limited degree epidemic. From the
local parts aflecled it spreads to the
whole body, affecting the muscular
and nervous system, vitiating the
lymph and nutrient fluids, and pro
ducing paralysis. As soon as I lie
b.tclcruiin or fungus appears in
white patches ou the throat, it
should no more be neglected than a
bleeding gash or broken arm, and
there is almost as little need of a
fatal termination of one incident as
ofthe other, Il has been found by
actual experiment, both in aud out
of the human system, that, this
bacterium is killed by several drugs,
the sale?t and most certain of which
is chlorine water, diluted with the
addition of roui two to lour times
the volmup. .of. water. This wash is
harmless, even when swallowed, and
is pretty certain to arrest the disease.
The great cyclopaedia of Ziemcssen
on the practice of medicine gives
the highest place to this method of
treatment. To keep the patient
well housed and warm, with addi
tional tlauuel clothing if necessary,
and to keep the system well nour
ished and the bowels open are mat
ters of nursing often neglected, but,
with care in these respects and early
application of the remedies above
suggested, there is no need of the
disease proceeding to a fatal termin
ation, or even to the debilitating ill
ness and pain till cauterizations
which go together in its later stages.
As to the origin of diptheria, the
weight of testimony is that it be
longs to the class of filth diseases,
but further than that the source is
not clear. Families which would be
scandalized at the suggestion of un-lidine-s
are attacked, while others
of filthy surroundings escape.
This aiuiply shows that our sense
of cleanliness needs cultivation, so
(hut wc may discriminate between
what is offensive to our fascly-cdu-cated
tastes. The farmer's wife, to
whom the closed and carefully-dusted
parlor, or the pretcrnaturally
scrubbed floor arc the essentials of
neatness, may endure the proximity
of a sour swamp or of the kitchen
cesspool for years without taking
offense. To many a careful aud la
borious housekeeper, a chance cob
web or the children's "litter "of a
few hours' play will outrank iu
heiiiousuess a defective drain for
the cellar or a badly-conducted out
house. Springfield Mass) Jiepubli
can. A lloy Willi a llcnrt.
The other day a bit of a boy called
at the side door of a good looking
farm residence aud fold such a sor
row'ul story that the lady wa3 not
stingy in throwing provisions into
his basket. Happening to look into
the front yard after a few minutes,
she saw the strange boy mixed up
with her three or four children, aud
she called out:
"Boy, what are you doing here?"
"Feed'n these half starved chil
dren !' he promptly replied.
"But those are my children I" she
"Makes no difference to me," he
said as he broke off another piece of
cake. "When I find a young "un
crying for bread, aud ready to
swear that he hasn't tasted pie for
over a year, I'm goin' to stop busi
ness aud brace him up! Haveut
you got a clean waist which I could
put on this dirty little boy?"
She looked up and down the road
to see if any canvassers for the poor
heathen were in sight, and then she
grabbed the broom and ran the
sympathetic boy out of the yard.
."Veto York Graphic.
THE 1IOSS 1IRSJTJB.
Richards Showing His Sullen Sider
and Trouble Begins.
Special to the Omaha Herald.
Kearney, December 31. -S. D.
Richard?, the murderer, confined in
the county jail, refused to go into
his cell last evening, at the request
of Deputy SherilT Lew Johnson,
saying he had only one time to die.
The deputy sheriff pointed a re
volver at his head and told him ho
would give him until he couuted
four to get into the cell. Johusou
counted, aud Illchurds still failing
to move, Johusou fired just above
his head. Richards dodged as the
revolver was tired aud retreated to
his cell, swearing that ho will havo
vengeance on Johusou. Richards
was then 6hackled with heavy irons.
He has remained sullen nnd ugly,
mid has not said a word to any ouo
since. His dodging os the bullet
was fired, and his retreating inlo
the cell Is the first sign of weaken
ing he has shown, and seems to show
that he cares more for his life th u
he has claimed. Your correspond
ent was up to the jail a short timo
since, aud was admitted to Richard's
cell with the sherilT. The sheriff
told Richards it was an O.i'aha re
pot tcr. Richards was at first sullen,
but tried lo appear pleasant, evi
dently for the purpose of making a
good impression on the sheriff, of
whom he scenn to have a whole
some fear. This happened about
dusk and just before supper. He
had been given the freedom of the
hall, iu common with the other
prisoners. It has been customary
to give prisoners this freedom while
they behave themselves, but when
they are ugly they are placed in tho
cell and kept there. Sheriff Ander
son thinks they are likely to have
trouble with Richards, now that he
has begun to show his disposi'ion.
The way to get along with Richards,
I find, is to flatter him, and mako
him think he is the most remarkable,
man on earth.
A "L:.son to I-'utucrw.
The great secrst of success in
bringing up children is to establish
and preserve perfect confidence be
tween parents aud children. Iflhc
father is the boy's best friend, ns all
wise mothers are the girls', Ihere is
no trouble about keeping them from
bad associates, whose vicious ex
amples and silly bravado have a
lasting ell'ect upon their characters.
Fathers, in your efforts to securo
fortunes for your families, remem
ber that money will not save you
from the heart-ache if your bjys go
wrong, and that their only safety is
iu being kept close by your side,
helping you in busine?, and you in
turn sharing their fun and play.
Nothing is so flattering to boys as
the society of their fathers, and
nothing makes a man so popular
with them as his joining iu their
amusement Try to do this and your
sons will try in turn lo understand
your cares and troubles. Take a3
much pains toprcservc theuifromcon
taminatioii in the shape of immoral
companionship as mothers do their
girls, and you will find them grow
ing up to be modest and virtuous
young men, fit companions and hus
bands for girls who have been care
fully guided from all knowledge of
evil. Devote your evenings to fam
ily amusements and pleasures. In
vite young people to your house and
pay them attention, instead of going
off to bed or shutting yourself in an
other room the moment they make
their appearance, as if there was
aud could be, nothing between your
manhood and their youth. So shall
you be kept young iu heart, aud the
inexperience of your sons will be
tempered with sonielhiug ofthe so
briety of experience.
"Jake," said the blushing damsel
to a lover that her father had for
bidden the house, "I don't care if
your feet arc big; I love you just as
much." "Wall, Sally, I don't mind
so much about the sizo of my own
feet, but I wish your dad's were a
little smaller; I should feel more
confident, you know, about staying
all the evening.'
"Jumping-sheets" are being in
troduced into the English fire
brigades. They are of stout canvas,
with sixteen loops or handles, to be
held by as many men, and so break
the fall of a person jumping into
them from a burning house. Trials
have resulted very satisfactorily.
A Georgia colored dei y"'S
ciety wa3 lately discj y$
is the best for iIvn.y."1
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